Monthly Archives: April 2014

Watch “The Third Way: Homosexuality And The Catholic Church” UPDATED

Contrary to popular opinion, either/or ways of living are not the hallmark of Christianity. Both/and pathways to holiness, on the other hand, are. The Catholic Church is big on third ways, if you think about it. Ever since Jesus died, was buried, and rose … Continue reading

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Because the “Little Flower” Enchanted the Chinese “Legal Eagle”

I introduced readers to my Catholic friend, John C.H. Wu, a long time ago. What prompted John, a distinguished jurist, and drafter of the democratic constitution of the Republic of China (back when it was mainland China),  to swim the Tiber? … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Calls A Divorced Lady In Argentina And Says, “It’s Okay For You To Receive Communion?” UPDATED

And she’s remarried? Yeah, I’ll believe it when I see the press conference. From across the pond, Damien Thompson shares the tale. Would you believe it involves a Facebook post? 

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To Enjoy This Triumphal Feast! Christ has Risen!

  Guest post by St. John Chrysostom If any man be devout and loves God, Let him enjoy this fair and radiant triumphal feast! If any man be a wise servant, Let him rejoicing enter into the joy of his … Continue reading

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The Holy Fire In The Tomb (Holy Saturday in Jerusalem)

Is it real? Or is it fake? I have no idea, dear reader. In fact, I’ve only just learned about it today, as I’m always the last one to know about things of this sort. But it being Holy Saturday, … Continue reading

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“The Bridegroom of the Church is affixed to the Cross with nails.” (A Hymn for Holy Friday)

This is the 15th Antiphon of Holy Friday that is sung in the Orthodox Church, and in the Eastern Rite Catholic Church. Here is the late Archbishop Job of Chicago chanting it during the liturgy on his last Holy Friday … Continue reading

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Do You Like The Ford Mustang? On Its 50th Birthday, Thank The Catholic Who Helped God Create It.

His name is Lee Iacocca. A scrappy, first generation, American Italian, kid who got started in the car business as an engineer (schooled at LeHigh University, and Princeton), he switched gears and became a car salesman to the fledgling dealer … Continue reading

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Listening To My Favorite Song By The “Spiritual” Beatle (Music for Mondays)

I’m not really sure why, but this little tune is stuck in my head. So, being neighborly,  I thought I’d share it with you too. It’s all about rendering unto Caesar.

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I Reckon My Pastor Thought I Needed Cleansing Before Easter

Because my eldest son, and I, took the holy water carrying effects of this baby full to the face. KA-POW! That sucker can carry 10-20 times it’s weight in water, let me tell you. And it can part the crowds … Continue reading

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For G.K. Chesterton’s Off The Wall Poem About Palm Sunday

A couple of years back, I shared a movie with you about a saint who called himself “God’s jackass.” Leave it to G.K. Chesterton to write a poem for Palm Sunday from the point of view of the ass.

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